How to draw... scenery
Drawing landscapes can be tricky. So if you’re wondering how to draw different types of scenery, then we’ve got you covered right here.
You’ll find a wide range of great tutorials in this list, covering everything from how to draw landscapes and seascapes to urban scenes, countryside vistas and more. Read on for our collection of the best landscape tutorials out there…
01. How to draw landscapes
How to draw landscapes: create a watercolour painting
When it comes to learning how to draw a landscape, there’s no better way than to get stuck in. This tutorial starts with drawing tips and processes into a full landscape painting.
How to draw countryside landscapes
This tutorial walks though how to create an atmospheric landscape using chalk pastels, including how to create intensity and use highlights effectively.
How to draw landscapes that tell a story
This tutorial explores how to put together a colourful dream landscape that helps tell a story. In it you'll find plenty of world-building tips.
How to draw a striking landscape in Photoshop
Paint a dramatic landscape using vibrant hues in Photoshop with Paul Canavan's easy step-by-step guide.
Landscapes: Paint a castle with SketchUp
It can be tricky to know where to begin when figuring out how to draw a landscape that includes a complex 3D shape such as a castle. This tutorial shows you how to do so in SketchUp.
Paint a village landscape
You don't need to capture every last detail to paint an effective village scene. This tutorial shows you how to use blocks of colour and layering to suggest a rural village scene.
Paint a traditional village scene
Follow these steps to paint a quintessential country village scene using ink and watercolour.
How to paint delightful miniatures
When it comes to drawing landscapes, a true test lies in miniature painting. This tutorial walks through how to create a miniature, taking your landscape drawing skills up a notch.
02. How to draw flowers
How to draw a rose
You might know how to draw flowers generally, but do you know to draw a rose? It's one of the most popular flowers around, yet many artists hit a wall when trying to figure it out –
here's a step-by-step guide to nailing how to draw a rose.
How to paint flowers in watercolour
If you need advice for how to paint a beautiful bouquet of flowers in watercolour, you're in the right place. This tutorial uses the wet-in-wet technique, which is perfect for painting delicate blooms.
How to draw flowers: paint a floral still life
You don't need days to paint a bunch of flowers. This tutorial shows you how to nail a floral still life scene in just an hour, and the results are pretty impressive.
03. How to draw water
Pro tutorial: If you’re looking to learn how to draw water, this super short tutorial has some great tips. Give it a watch if you need to know how to draw realistic drops of water.
How to draw water: use negative space
A lot of people struggle with how to draw water. Learn how to use negative space to create water effects in pencil in this give-step tutorial.
How to draw water: painting still scenes
Learn how to capture water in your paintings with these top tips. This article includes advice on how to paint still water, effective reflections and even waterfalls.
How to paint a seascape
Learn how to capture a seascape in oil paints in this simple step-by-step tutorial, including some top tips on bringing a mood of energy and atmosphere to your painting.
How to draw water: realistic waves
Learn how to paint a tempestuous seascape in Photoshop in this pro video tutorial from artist Sara Forlenza.
04. How to draw the sky
How to paint skies
When drawing scenery, there's a temptation to leave the sky until last – the result being it doesn't look like part of the painting. This tutorial shows you how to paint skies that will be the star of the show.
How to draw the sky: 5 simple tips
Skies are one of the most beautiful things you can witness in nature, and are often a great source of inspiration for artists – but how do you paint them with oils? This tutorial shares some pro tips.
05. How to draw urban scenes
10 tips for an urban oil painting
This tutorial explores how to paint a dynamic city scene using oil paints. It walks you through the whole process, from picking the right picture to adding detail like smoke and figures.
Paint a sunset over a city in ArtRage
Nick Harris looks upwards to create an atmospheric aerial scene. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use ArtRage tools to paint a sunset cityscape.
How to draw an underground scene
Learn how to draw scenery set in a gloomy, dusty cave in this tutorial from Digit's Denman Rooke. In it, he shows you how you can get a sense of environment with minimal lighting.
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